Author Topic: .Docx and .Xlsx viewer for Office 2000  (Read 4471 times)

Offline doc_retro

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.Docx and .Xlsx viewer for Office 2000
« on: November 25, 2012, 03:43:36 PM »
FYI - Panergy software sells a $20.00 application that lets MS Office 2000 (Word & Excel) open .docx and .xlsx files.  Unlike Office 2004, for which Microsoft offers a reader add-on, Office 2000 cannot be updated to read files made in Office 2007/8 & newer.  I bought the Panergy software, and in my experience, spanning a year of light usage, I'd say that it works 95% or more of the time.  (Very large files w/embedded macros may be the culprits in the handful of times a student's paper has failed to convert.)
I run Office 2000 w/Panergy on a PowerBook G3/266 Wallstreet.

Offline Mat

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Re: .Docx and .Xlsx viewer for Office 2000
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2013, 08:44:59 PM »
Well what we would need it as well a possibility for .odt files as for the totally crazy new RTF. I hate them more than ever before for changing a 25 year old, well working exchange format to a new standard. They broke up all interoperability with that. Even in Open Office you have to select now "RTF for Old Computers" what a pity (again: for a exchange format).

Sadly Pangery cannot help us as they told me 2 years ago, ... perhaps if more people ask them?
In every case their "converter" is nice and wirth the $20 if you need to work with such files.

Offline torvan

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Re: .Docx and .Xlsx viewer for Office 2000
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2019, 04:54:24 PM »
it is an OSX only app too, so not handy for us running 9.2.2 and using Office 2001.
15 Macs (13 of them ranging from an SE to a MDD), 2 iPads, 2 iPhones, 1 Hackintosh. Small house getting smaller with each Mac. . . . .  .Husband shakes his head but supports my habit.